Well, we are back from vacation. Lead generation continued, though!
In Pensacola, we talked to the CEO of a company who might ultimately become a prospect. His company is developing software to be used in a niche market. The software is easy to use, and he plans to develop it so that it can be integrated easily into a marketing package. Hurrah! That’s what we like!
But, this was supposed to be vacation!
Taking a break from business wasn’t easy, but it is necessary. It seems to be the best way to “replenish” and “refresh” one’s self. Here are my suggestions when taking a break (or a vacation):
1.) Try to get your work to a point that things can go “on hold” so you can “let go”
2.) Plan enough time to allow yourself to disconnect (I need two weeks)
3.) Before you go, sketch out your plans for your time away… make them fun and interesting
4.) Allow yourself time to relax, but keep focused on enjoying the time
5.) Don’t waste time… It is important time and valuable to your career
6.) Disconnect… totally disconnect… it is good for you!
If you follow these instructions, getting back into routine once you are back in the office shouldn’t be too difficult! It allows you to take a whole new look at things in a refreshed way.
Really, if you haven’t taken a vacation…it is time you do!